Yesterday was so beautiful, wintery, magical and after all really sunny, that I thought – why not go out and take some nice pictures. I don’t have any specific equipment, but I took some nice ones, just with my phone. It only proves one thing – you don’t need much to do much. So, enjoy my pictures from Hamar.
A lot have happened in this year. I visited Dublin in Ireland with a friend, went on a solo trip to Bergen, got approved for the Erasmus program, went to Norway, and then Trondheim, Hamar, Oslo, Lillehammer…and met so many amazing people through out the whole year, especially abroad. I’m not making this post to show off – because my life isn’t perfect, however, I just wanted to highlight all the good stuff that has happened to me (okay, I also want to show some nice pictures, I must admit).
So, you may or may not know, I’m really into photo manipulation. I love Adobe Photoshop and programs like that – but don’t get me wrong, I like natural photos as well. However, when in lack of good quality camera, you sometimes have to use some tools. That’s how life works. And recently I discovered really amazing app, called Afterlight (it’s free), which I was dying to test out. I thought – why not combine this with Christmas photos? So, here’s the result. I hope you will like the vintage-ish version of Christmasy Hamar. Continue reading “Hamar – winter edition.”
There’s one thing certain about Norway and its citizens – they love their Christmas. All around Europe you can experience this festiveness, especially in Berlin or in Vienna. Cities are all dressed up, like ladies in red dresses for Christmas Eve. Streets are full of lights, which don’t come from shops but from all the sidewalk trees. Whereas in Norway it’s identical, there’s also a lot of Christmas-themed events, which has it’s own charm to it. Continue reading “Christmas market in Hamar.”
As the winter has come, the snow covered up Norway from every city to every village. It melts down from time to time, but it’s only a glimpse to make it all white again. Some cities are more receptive for snowing and among them is a small city called Gjøvik. It’s located on the top left side of Mjøsa. The city is even smaller than Hamar, however, still has its own beauty to it. Here’s some pictures I took recently.
So as you may, or may not know, I have quite beautiful view outside the window. It inspires me not only to draw, but to create small things like that. Hope you’ll enjoy this little setup, which, I hope, has a nice representation of winter’s beauty.
This time a photo session. Catching a really good sunset in Norway is sometimes tricky, due to the early hours of sunset (around 4pm). It happened that yesterday not only was I on time by the Mjøsa but I also got the cloudless, beautiful sky.